Category Archives: SEAMS2015

ACM TAAS: Special Section on Best Papers from SEAMS 2015 has appeared

The February 2017 issue of the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) has just appeared and it features a special section on best papers from the 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2015).

This special section comprises an Introduction by the SEAMS 2015 chairs Bradley Schmerl and Paola Inverardi and the following three papers:

Hogna Artifact is online

The last of the three artifacts that have been accepted at SEAMS'15 is online and enriching the Exemplars section of this website:

Hogna: A Platform for Self-Adaptive Applications in Cloud Environments
by Cornel BarnaHamoun GhanbariMarin Litoiu, and Mark Shtern.

"Deploying and managing autonomic applications in cloud is a time consuming operation, that require many components to work together. The management will need to extract metrics from the deployed system, analyze them and the make a decision for changes that need to be implemented. Usually, a researcher's work is focused in only one component (investigating different strategies for adaptation, evaluating the impact of various metrics, etc.), while the rest must just work, without the researcher having to spend too much time on them."

Further information about this artifact can be found in the corresponding SEAMS'15 paper:
C. Barna, H. Ghanbari, M. Litoiu, and M. Stern, "Hogna: Platform for Self-Adaptive Applications in Cloud Environments",  in Proc. of SEAMS'15, 2015, IEEE.

Tele Assistance System (TAS) Artifact is online

The second of the three artifacts that have been accepted at SEAMS'15 is online and enriching the Exemplars section of this website:

Tele Assistance System (TAS)
by Danny Weyns and Radu Calinescu, supported by M. Usman Iftikhar and Yifan Ruan.

"TAS is an exemplar of a service-based system (SBS). SBSs are widely used in e-commerce, online banking, e-health and many other applications. In these systems, services offered by third-party providers are dynamically composed into workflows delivering complex functionality. SBSs increasingly rely on self-adaptation to cope with the uncertainties associated with third-party services, as the loose coupling of services makes online reconfiguration feasible."

Further information about this artifact can be found in the corresponding SEAMS'15 paper:
D. Weyns and R. Calinescu: "Tele Assistance: A Self-Adaptive Service-Based System Examplar", in Proc. of SEAMS'15, 2015, IEEE. (Preprint)

Distributed Dependable Ensembles of Components (DEECo) Artifact is online

The first of the three artifacts that have been accepted at SEAMS'15 is online and enriching the Exemplars section of this website:

Distributed Dependable Ensembles of Components (DEECo)
by Michal Kit, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Tomas Bures, Petr Hnetynka, and Frantisek Plasil.

"To develop self-adaptive cyber-physical systems (CPS) we advocate the use of component-based abstractions and related tools. DEECo is a component system (model and runtime platform) that provides the architecture abstractions of autonomous components and dynamic component groups (called ensembles) on top of which different adaptation techniques can be deployed. This makes DEECo a vehicle for seamless experiments with self-adaptive systems where the physical distribution and mobility of nodes, and the limited data availability play an important role."

Further information about this artifact can be found in the corresponding SEAMS'15 paper:
Michal Kit, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Tomas Bures, Petr Hnetynka, and Frantisek Plasil: "An Architecture Framework for Experimentations with Self-Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems", in Proc. of SEAMS'15, 2015, IEEE.